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Report: Cheaper for lawmakers to use personal cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Taxpayers save thousands of dollars when California lawmakers use their personal cars for legislative business rather than state-leased vehicles, a Sacramento Bee review of public records has found.

December 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Twins paired up as co-principals of Calif. school

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Students at a Northern California middle school are looking at double the trouble if they misbehave.

December 24, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Lieberman fears country may go over 'fiscal cliff'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators bickered Sunday over who's to blame for lurching the country toward a year-end "fiscal cliff," bemoaning the lack of a deal days before the deadline but bridging no differences in the debate.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Unwavering NRA opposes any new gun restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) - An unwavering National Rifle Association said Sunday that new gun regulations would not make children safer and that a White House task force on gun violence may try to undermine the Second Amendment.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man with gun at Moreno Valley Wal-Mart

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have evacuated a Wal-Mart in Southern California after shoppers say they saw a man dressed in camouflage enter the store with what appeared to be an assault rifle or shotgun.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Telepresence robots let employees 'beam' into work

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Engineer Dallas Goecker attends meetings, jokes with colleagues and roams the office building just like other employees at his company in Silicon Valley.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


"Hobbit" beats Hollywood stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins is running circles around some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Storm blows into area

A storm has pushed its way into Southern California, causing flooding in some areas and snarling holiday traffic in others.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Thousands sign petition to deport Piers Morgan

LONDON (AP) - Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun control views.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Firefighters shot dead in N.Y.

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) - The police chief in Webster, N.Y., says that four firefighters were shot while responding to a blaze in the town near Rochester and that two are dead.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: US Sen. Crapo arrested, charged with DUI

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence in a Washington, D.C., suburb, authorities said.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Syria jets kill tens as international envoy visits

BEIRUT (AP) - A government airstrike Sunday on a bakery in a rebel-held town in central Syria killed more than 60 people, activists said, casting a pall over a visit by the international envoy charged with negotiating an end to the country's civil war.

December 24, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ranchers split over US border security plan

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees - the hours it takes to drive to some places, the wilderness areas that are generally off-limits to motorized vehicles, the environmental reviews required to extend a dirt road.

December 23, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Richard Adams, early figure in gay marriage, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Richard Adams, who used both the altar and the courtroom to help begin the push for gay marriage four decades before it reached the center of the national consciousness, has died, his attorney said Sunday.

December 23, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ranchers split over US border security plan

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - When Dan Bell drives through his 35,000-acre cattle ranch, he speaks of the hurdles that the Border Patrol faces in his rolling green hills of oak and mesquite trees - the hours it takes to drive to some places, the wilderness areas that are generally off-limits to motorized vehicles, the environmental reviews required to extend a dirt road.

December 23, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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UPDATE: Magnitude 6.0 California quake causes injuries

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.

August 24, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California push to avert higher gas prices stalls

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Lawmakers from both parties are pushing to halt an increase in the price of gasoline and other fuels expected to hit consumers in January, but their efforts appear to be dead with just a week to go in the legislative session.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hundreds at St. Louis festival promoting peace

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in St. Louis' largest park for a festival encouraging peace over violence - an event that took on new resonance after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Missing kayaker's body found off San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego lifeguards have found the body of an exchange student from Ghana a day after his kayak capsized in Mission Bay.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rap mogul Suge Knight hurt in nightclub shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Death Row Records founder and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday in a packed nightclub but was expected to survive, a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant said.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dead in Los Angeles-area shootings within 1 hour

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) - Three people were fatally shot and two others injured early Sunday in three separate attacks within the span of an hour in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles. The attacks could be related, police said.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Turf removal in parched California, at a glance

As more Californians tear out their lawns and plant drought-friendly gardens, many homeowners wonder how the effort will pencil out.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


'Vacation' over, back to White House for Obama

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama's summer vacation off the Massachusetts coast is nearing an end.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police officer- an act that ignited days of violent protests and reawakened racial tensions that still linger in the nation.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and rrithe Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf.The storm was upgraded from a tropical depression Sunday morning. The U.S. National Hucane Center in Miami said the storm may strengthen into a hurricane on Wednesday while over the open waters of the Atlantic. The storm's center was expected to curve away from the U.S. East Coast.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in east .

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian insurgents on Sunday paraded captured Ukrainian soldiers through the streets of the rebel stronghold Donetsk as bystanders shouted abusive slurs and tossed eggs, bottles, and tomatoes at them.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'

CAIRO (AP) - The top Islamic authority in Egypt, revered by many Muslims worldwide, launched an Internet-based campaign Sunday challenging an extremist group in Syria and Iraq by saying it should not be called an "Islamic State."

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man dies after being shot backstage at concert

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - A 38-year-old man died Saturday after he was shot multiple times backstage during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley venue, authorities said.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man fatally struck by arrow in Southern California

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his brother's friend with a bow and arrow during a dispute at his Southern California home.

August 24, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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